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where the chaperones were. >> as on all trips, we want to always. the last bad checks were at 1:30 a.m. in the hallways were monitored until after 4:30. >> the incident happened after 5:00 a.m. >> this is supposed to be a catholic school. >> school life returned to normal today. the nationally ranked team prepared for a game tonight in annapolis - 5 student athletes are now facing disciplinary action. >> dematha was well-known for their discipline policy. i will be adjusted to see how they handle it. . it comes from how they are raised. >> they have not announced a timetable for the disciplinary actions, but police in north
carolina are investigating this matter as a criminal matter. charges could be filed. live in annapolis horace holmes, abc7 news. >> there is some nasty weather possibly coming in tomorrow. >> it was feeling more like august. there is word of a big change and we have a look at the weekend forecast. >> tonight is no problem. we start our coverage from the belfort furniture weather center. sunny, warm, humid. things are going to change in a big way. 91 in frederick. 89 in fredericksburg. good out or whether this evening. cloudy and monday overnight. showers and thunderstorms are coming through. they are in milwaukee this evening and they could be paying
as a visit by an afternoon drew the evening tomorrow. sunshine in the morning and then dealing with storms that could be severe with a moderate risk along interstate 95. wind damage is a possibility. a lot more to talk about with the timing this weekend in just a few minutes. >> you can keep an eye on the weather all weekend long with wjla.com and the storm warn 7 app. >> new developments in a police-involved shooting. they have a concern -- they have confirmed the suspect shot was handcuffed when police opened fire. brad bell has more on the new information coming in. >> this happened just about 24 hours ago on this stretch of foster's street. right here is where the suspect was in custody, right in front of a day care center where kids
were picking up their kids. the suspect got out and ran down the street with his hands behind his back handcuffed. they pursued only for about 20 yards or so and he pulled out his gun and opened fire. witnesses say the matter what the suspect may have done, he had no right to pull the trigger. >> how far can you get with your hands behind your back? >> she just asked me did not show her face. >> there was not a threat. >> both the residents had seen the whole episode which began when eight-year veteran fought the man with an allegedly stolen motorcycle that had a flat tire. >> he dragged him off the bike by his hair, through him on the ground, handcuffed him, took his
shoes off. >> it is placed in police cruiser. when the opposite was not looking, he got out and ran. >> he was not able to catch up with him. he pulled out his gun and shot three times. >> two bullets hit him in the back and he fell faced first to the ground. he is in critical condition and may be paralyzed. they refused to answer any questions about the incident or about his history on the force sang the investigation is ongoing. neighbors say they saw enough to make a judgment. we're told a suspect in this case, mr. kyle co will be charged with the theft of the motorcycle and he was also wanted on an outstanding warrant in another matter. the officer has been placed on administrative leave as they investigate this case. in district heights, brad bell,
abc 7 news. >> a new twist in the trayvon martin case. the suspect wants to use is school records as part of his defense. zimmerman's lawyer has sent a subpoena to the schools. their request the 17-year-old disciplinary notices suspensions, and tardiness records. he was serving a school suspension when he was shot by zimmerman back in february. "we're waiting to learn the identity and condition of a man who wish shot. the man was airlifted off to a hospital this morning. we're told it was critically injured when he fell at the vineyard. >> an investigation has offered up some answers and to that crash of a ride-on bus. they found that the brakes on the bus were working just fine. the driver said he kept pounding the brakes but the bus sped up
instead of slowed down. stephen tschida a the latest from silver spring. >> the bus came careening down the street and slammed into the house behind me doing so much damage the family had to vacate. there are new questions tonight about what caused the bus to go out of control. a camera on board caught the moments before this bus crashed in a silver spring home. a man sought happened and spoke with the bus driver immediately afterward. >> that's what he told me. >> four people on the bus were sent to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries. two people in the house did not get heurt. >> there were no malfunction in the brakes. the state police looked at it. there was no malfunction. >> the driver who has close to
two decades with ride on was adamant the brakes failed. he was supposed to meet with county officials for a hearing about the crash last week and he did not show up. >> the ft he has something to say about why it happened -- if he has something tro say, we want to hear it. >> they do not suspect drugs raw alcohol. some residents believe they know exactly what happened which inflicted so much damage. they say the buses often go too fast. >> there are always kids around. it is always a safety issue. >> at this point, there is no evidence he was speeding at the time of the bus crash. they said that is why they're so interested in speaking with him. reporting live from the montgomery county mobile newsroom stephen tschida abc 7
news. >> the latest report on jobs offering a mixed message. 8.1% in august, but it was due to people giving up looking for work. it could slow the momentum that obama hoped to get at the dnc last night. >> president obama and vice president biden hit the campaign trail today after accepting the party's nomination. the president's speech last night focus on moving the nation for word. their first stop was in new hampshire. the romney campaign was hitting virginia with a visit by the candidate's wife. she held a rally in leesburg and spoke with rebecca cooper. we will have that interview a little bit later in the newscast. >> moving on to attitude being picked up at the ballpark. strasburg will be during his
final home game of the season. he is preparing to take the mound tonight. autria has more on tonight's game. >> he hit the nail on the head when he said that the fan reaction is mixed. there is some excitement as they turn out to see him pitch in his final home game of the season. fans have now for five months this day was coming as they announced they would be putting his health ahead of the playoffs. people knowing if they did not turn out tonight that they would have to wait until after spring training to see strasburg firing them off. there were not going to miss seeing him take the mound against the marlins tonight given that they saw his first pitch, so they could not miss his last. >> we waited half the night to see it. it was raining out there. then we went to hagerstown. we have seen him in a few
different places. >> they have followed him since his minor-league days in harrisburg. seeing his final pitch of the season in the park is a must. coming off surgery, he is being benched by team management next wednesday making tonight's game against florida will be the local fans the last chance to see him. i go all the time but he never ends of pitching. something happens and i miss it. >> tonight, you're not going to miss it? >> without a doubt. >> conventional wisdom would point to needing his star are more than ever. the fans they are in favor of a saving his skills and for years to come. >> i think it's smart. my son is a pitcher. i know all about it. >> his official final game will be in wednesday in new york
against the mets. on the metro, no changes to the green line service to and from the ballpark. there will be work on blue, red, and yellow. the plan to make a change, plan accordingly. austria -- autria godfrew, abc 7 news. >> an arrest has been made on the threat in the flight out of philadelphia. >> sentencing in a major case in our area, a man threatened with a major crime. >> one neighborhood up to its neck in flooding issues. with the district plans to do in the short term. >> a gunman walked into a church. hear from one of the victims
the story tonight. what can you tell us? >> it she is one of the priests here and she was also a victim of this robbery. this church as well known throughout the community and for their open doors. police in the suspect followed a man of the steps, through the open doors and the reverend said nothing will change this policy. >> our doors are always open for anyone in the community. >> this church was the first episcopal church to integrate in washington. the day dr. martin luther king was assassinated, they offered comfort amid the unrest. >> people were wondering all of the streets wondering what to do. we were open. >> they say st. stephen's historical open-door policy remains despite the fact that a masked man with a gun entered saturday afternoon.
>> the first time any of us can remember that there has been an armed robbery inside the church. >> detectives a saturday around noon, a man walked into the church. the gunman followed him in off the streets and put a gun to the back of the victim's head. he robbed him. reverend goodman pointed the gun at her, police said, before he escaped. >> what happened was shocking to was. our mission is to continue to welcome people in from the neighborhood. >> at a time when some churches are only open at some times of the day, she says they will not close. >> we are not going to close our doors because that is part and part of our mission. >> the rev. says she hopes they find themselves. >> i wish his heart to be changed. she does not want the focus on the robbery here.
she wants to focus on the mission of the church. police do want to to focus on the surveillance video to recognize the person. live from northwest, jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. >> loudoun county, va. is considering sprang for lyme disease. some parents are worried about the health effect the pesticides may have other children. the county board of supervisors will look at these proposals tonight. >> 3 short-term proposals have been issued dr. several incidents of flooding and sewer backups in portions of bloomingdale's and other northwest neighborhoods. they're going to minimize storm drains and install storm water retention features and help them install rain barrels. >> we have some more weather coming in this weekend. what we're going to have very intense thunderstorms.
in the storm could have torrential downpours damaging winds and hail. a lot to keep an eye on. let's start with some pretty pictures on this friday. here is a time lapse from montgomery college in rockville. clear skies for the late morning with a few cumulus clouds in response to the heating of the ground. partially to mostly sunny, warm, humid. temperatures holding in the upper 80's. 89 in silver spring after a high of 92. 87 in upper marlboro. a gentle breeze out of the south. 88 at reagan national. 90 in gaithersburg. 90 degrees at washington dulles. temperatures are warm but it will change by sunday and early next week. high pressure off to the east coast. this will keep a very warm and humid. just enough of some motion coming in from the al west to
produce these pop up showers. we have one right near martinsburg, west virginia, right now. the bigger picture shifts back to the west and we focus on this line of developing showers and storms with a cold front. that will be the major weather maker. there could be a few renegade showers and storms here and there. the storm's center powering this is a greater risk for more widespread damaging severe storms will be to the north of our viewing area. across the area here, we do have a chance of severe storms, may be an isolated tornadoes through the midafternoon. here's how the futurecast lays things out. midafternoon for about 7:00 that is when the line will pass through. passing through early morning we will be in the 50's sunday morning. is only in the 70's. the biggest risk will be the possibility of damaging wind.
you can hear how the storm production center and laid it out. the biggest threat would be wind damage. the next seven days, everything improves. sunday monday, tuesday wednesday just delightful weather. sunshine, below average temperatures. what was wonderful. and a wonderful day here in the weather center. we would like to welcome jackie to the team. >> thank you so much. >> i would like to take credit for those great temperatures coming in. >> after 12 years at cnn, what are you doing? >> i'm starting monday morning about 6:00 with some help from adam caskey. we will be doing the early morning show monday through friday. i'm really excited. >> what the think of the dc metro area? >> it's great. so much to see.
everyone seems so educated. >> the rest of us on the weather team are happy and look forward to seeing you. that's it for now. back to you. >> yay! >> bob's endorsement. >> i thought you look familiar. >> you folks are going to love lacqui. >> we can talk about the early- morning hours. good to have you with us. a special night for a special cause. in prime time this evening, at 8:00, a star-studded event featuring coldplay and taylor swift, the stand up to cancer concert. then two back to back episodes of "20/20." >> an alligator in a lake in our
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they're worried about their future. there are a lot of women a pretty sad stories. >> i know there is a 50-page plan, but for busy people who want the cliffs notes version? >> when you look at his track record, he knows how to make it work. trust him. give the keys to the guy who knows how to run the car. conservatives say they worry romney will not be conservative enough. some republicans worry he may be too conservative. >> which side may be disappointed? >> we have to recognize that this is going to be very large. we will stand with life. when she has become one of the most effective speakers for the campaign. "the chaos, the stress of the
campaign trail. how are you holding up? >> raising five boys as much harder. >> she admits it is hard especially since she battles what she calls her constant charlie brown cloud, multiple sclerosis. >> it's not fun to be in your bed always traveling all the time. for me, it's the food frankly. i'm a very healthy year. if it's not working out, i won't eat it. >> she told us in virginia after never again to do another campaign she asked her husband one question. >> it is it too late? are we over the waterfall? he said it's a growing very late. it's not too late yet. >> in chantilly, rebecca cooper abc 7 news.
>> you can see more during washington weekly sunday night. straight ahead on abc 7 news at 5, changes coming to a neighborhood in the district. how i knew market opening will be a big improvement for residents. >> import information about the metro for this weekend if you need to go anywhere by train. you're going to want here which stations will be closed. >> [ romney ] this president can
ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, e're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
>> you're watching abc7 news at 5. on our side. >> we continue with some serious prison time for the former head of the democratic committee in falls church. >> michael gardner was slapped with 22 years behind bars for molesting two girls at a slumber party. and now his wife, the former mayor, is speaking out. roz plater has more.
>> his attorney made a passionate speech of leniency saying he had led a model life. sixty people wrote letters on his behalf but they simply justin not believe. >> it helps. he will not be hurting anybody else for them. for the next 22 years. >> he is a former falls church activist and community leader accused of sexually assaulting two little girls who had spent the night at his 10-year-old's slumber party. they argue that the victim's testimony was inconsistent and dna evidence had not been thoroughly investigated. when it was his turn to speak he said "i have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes i did not commit." >> i'm shocked, in a way.
the evidence in this case was overwhelming. >> gardner's wife says she will continue to fight for him. >> there's no doubt in my mind my husband did not commit these crimes. i'm numb. i'm shocked. my children are not here. they know their father is going to be in prison unless the appeals are successful. >> they say they will appeal on a number of issues including questions on the handling of dna evidence. that could take time and there is no parole in virginia. abc 7 news. >> a nationally recognized maryland high school football program is now embroiled in a sex scandal. five players from dematha are accused of hiring prostitutes on a team trip to north carolina.
five students have been kicked off the team and a police investigation is now under way. a suspect shot while handcuffed is in critical condition tonight. he was arrested for stealing a motorcycle and was then shot by an officer. prince george's county homicide is investigating. >> we're learning more about the ride on bus crash. the driver said the brakes failed, but inspectors ruled that out as a possibility saying county inspectors found no mechanical problems on the bus. lots of metro were going on this weekend. seven stations on the red line will shut down to nine all with your sunday. the closed stations are between dupont circle and noma gallaudet. single track orange line between east and west falls church. yellow line all the way to braddock road.
>> do you feel the need for speed? the issue probably had to the lone star state. texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the high speed limit in the country. they have approved a speed limit of 85 m.p.h. for a toll road between austin and san antonio. they expect the high-speed road to ease congestion on other highways, but they are asking drivers to use common sense and try to stay safe. >> let's see how people are able to drive around our area with a check of the evening commute this friday. >> it definitely not going 85 miles per hour on the beltway. cards are stacked up all the way in from old georgetown. at university, at the speed it stays low until college park.
as you move in towards marlboro, the road to crawl up taking all the way in. on the virginia side, not necessarily the easiest route through the mixing bowl. all brake lights. there are more slowdowns on the trip into downtown toward the 14th street bridge. 95 south house delays all the way in to fredericksburg. that is the check on your drive home. leon, back to you. >> coming up, it's not something you find every day in our region, an alligator. we will show you where wildlife officials found it. >> it's great. i'm constantly thinking, way to go. >> another rare sight, a female motorcycle cop. what it takes to have such a unique job. but >> he was sentenced to jail today on drug charges but why
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risked her life every day. tonight, she the only female motorcycle officer on the force and it is a job she is happy to be doing. >> they honored the officer after he was killed in the beltway crash. in included the only woman to do that job. >> it's hard to see someone lose their life that young. and how much it touches the families. >> did the only female motorcycle officer in the department the second in its history. >> you can get intimidated by the physicality. >> the bikes weigh almost 1,000 pounds. she had to actually lift the bike as well as do a controlled high-speed follow.
>> you see how it feels and then you never want to be in that again. what she hopes to be a motivation as she already is every day. >> it's really great. it's great to see a female police officer riding that by. good to you. way to represent. >> she takes place in many rides. she the only female officer in sight. "that's impressive. wade ago. up next on abc 7 news at 5, but he gets ready for her big premiere on monday. what she hopes to accomplish -- katie gets ready. >> t [ romney ] this president can
ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not bter off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan?
and her ex-boyfriend who was on the plan in question. charges have been filed and more details in the case have emerged. that caution barrett has more from the news room. >> charges were just filed against the man who said made the call to 911. it all apparently stemmed from something on facebook. kenneth smith is accused of allegedly making that phone call to report a false threat about a passenger with liquid explosives on board this u.s. airways flight. according to an affidavit, it was to prevent his ex- girlfriend. he took off on a nearly flight from philadelphia to dallas. minutes later, they got a 911 call saying that he was on a flight carrying liquid explosives. the pilot turned back but did not tell passengers why.
they pulled him off the plane at gunpoint only to discover the 29-year-old was the victim of a prank. within hours, they had his ex- girlfriend and new boyfriend in for questioning. >> they face up to 10 years in prison. >> he says the company are -- the couple, if charged, could face up to a decade in prison. >> a prosecutor has a huge amount of discretion here running all the way from no charges to a federal felony each carrying a five-year statute. he was handcuffed a second time when he landed in texas for outstanding warrants. >> if found guilty, they say he could not only face of to 10 years in prison but $250,000 in fines and possible restitution. natasha barrett, abc7 news. >> 7 is on your side with a
possible autism breakthrough. they have discovered a rare form of autism that could be treatable. the research is for a form of autism with epilepsy that could be treated with a dietary supplement. the form of autism is extremely rare. also, mammograms could raise the chance of breast cancer for some young women. a study by the european cancer agency found adding radiation from mammograms and other tests may be harmful to women with certain genetic mutations. they say mri's could be safer for women under 30 who are at high risk. >> a two-day relay and now under way circling the white house all the way-- in the name of cancer. this is to spur more support for
the 8k on november 4th. >> katie couric's new show premieres on monday. she opened up about her new show when the opportunity to tell stories in a new way. >> i never have been able to create something like this. to have an hour to roll up my sleeves and explore an issue or really get to know somebody. clyde she says it will cover a range of topics from the very serious to light-hearted fun. the first show will feature interviews with sheryl crow about her brain tumor and new mom jessica simpson. >> she's one of the best interviewers around. >> this was a show on the shore.
they captured an alligator who was found basking in the sun. retention pond. construction workers and neighbors spotted the alligator and called authorities. michael phillips responded to the scene and they grabbed the reptile to pull it in. >> we were just trying to get it resolved in a timely fashion to make the area safe again. >> we have our own crocodile hunter is here. the also helped to secure the gator. they said they will try to find a home for it. the question is where did it come from? and it doesn't have any friends out there? >> i hope not. >> let's see what's coming up. >> gordon peterson has a look ahead to 6:00. >> virginia wants to add another one.
we tell you which part of the 95 interstate it will end up, how much it might cost you, and when it will be open for business. get your easy pass and we will see you at 6:00. >> let's get another check on the weather. as doug said some big changes in store for the weekend. >> partly sunny warm, and humid. a few spots around that could be seeing some rain. a developing storm here with a light rain drifting to the east. closer to our area, washington county between hagerstown just to the north of this region, we're seeing thunderstorms their small but very intense downpour's with some lightning. 90 at washington dulles. 88 at reagan national. the big attention though is tomorrow. the strong cold front will be
pressing in from the west. intends lines of storms all the way up to chicago and all that is moving to the east. it looks as though tomorrow afternoon, we will be dealing with that ever were east of the appellation. the timing of the futurecast shows about 2:00 when the line approaches and possible severe storms. the highest risk will be just north of the washington. shaded in orange, but we will be under an advisory. wind is a big concern. warm and muggy partially sunni until that happens. temperatures will only be in the mid to upper 70's. we will stay there for most of next week. beautiful weather is just around the corner. looks good. >> we bentsen series breaking news about this weekend. the suspended players from the new orleans saints have won their appeal and will play sunday against the redskins.
they voted in favor of the players saying commissioner roger goodell did not act fairly. tweeting "victory is mine." physically, he will not be ready. he has a bad knee. smith will place so will the others. the redskins have no luck. they were huge underdogs anyway, pick the last in the east. they get no respect. that the not bother alexander. >> they have the whole stadium. this is just about going into battle and playing well. silencing a crowd is a great feeling. anytime you can do that, we just shot it down. >> more coming up at 6:00. i just got back from national park. fans are arriving in for strasburg's final showing of this season. it will be like a playoff game.
his teammates want to make sure he gets that w. they're trying to stay focused on the big picture. >> de play their butt off all year. we've got two great start there. i think he's done a great job thus far. hopefully tonight we will go out there and compete and get a few more w's. >> they tried to mix it up a few times when they threw this and tried to hit him. both benches were empty. a lot of pushing and shoving. now the question begs -- what will he do tonight? you know how they like to mix it up. that will be fun to watch tonight. back to the ballpark we go. >> good stuff. we might jump in. just joking.
>> we are back with a big round opening tomorrow in northeast washington. >> union market will open. it's an upgrade of the old d.c. farmers market. it is part of the changing times. >> d.c. bureau chief sam ford has a sneak peek of the new market. >> less than 24 hours to go and it is still a construction zone. they're putting the finishing touches on these. >> i'm pretty excited. i think it's going to be an amazing place with a lot of artists and vendors.
i want to bring this in. >> is in the middle of a warehouse zone. this is the first place targeting new residents in a surrounding neighborhood that is booming. >> i like the neighborhood. i feel there is a lot going on. it's nice to have a market close by. >> they have even come up with something to do with used water bottles, crystal chandeliers. >> they will provide high- quality produce and me but also prepare food and specialty items. there is an oyster bar. >> where based out of virginia. we grow all of our own oysters sustainable seafood. >> they compare this to eastern markets. >> it is eastern market combined with a really high quality food court. i'm excited to be able to shop here. we thought was a great opportunity for us. >> the developers insist they
will open on time saturday. sam ford abc 7 news. >> that will do it. abc 7 news at 6 starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live in hd. thisd is is abc 7 news at 6 on your side. >> the number of americans out of work dropped last month. >> even president obama agrees it's not bad. suzanne kennedy starts us off. the number people grew for those not looking for jobs. >> many thought this was an indicator that the jobs report issued today was going to be positive. while it showed signs of growth, some say it's not enough. the stock market's 240. increase was the best it has seen in four years and just one day later, in lackluster